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University Technical College in Newhaven becomes first school to offer scuba diving

It is a new response to the age-old question: “What did you do at school today, darling?”












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A-level results 2015: Sixth-form college overcomes spending squeeze to double number of students it sends to Oxbridge

One of England’s beleaguered sixth-form colleges is celebrating overcoming a squeeze on its spending – by doubling the number of teenagers it is sending to Oxbridge this autumn.












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SQA results day 2015: ‘Great day for Scottish education’ as number of university and college acceptances rises on last year, says UCAS

Almost 25,000 Scottish pupils are heading-off to college and university after receiving their Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) exam results today – a three per cent increase on last year.












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Oregon becomes the second state in America to offer two years of free college education – including tuition fees and maintenance grants

The state of Oregon looks set to give its high school leavers a gift that would leave most students across England green with envy: two years of free college.












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UTC Reading: College that demands smart pupils is well-suited to ‘outstanding’ Ofsted tag

A pioneering college which insists its pupils turn up in smart suits as if they were about to start work is being awarded “outstanding” status by inspectors today.










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Top independent school Cheltenham Ladies’ College is considering getting rid of homework

Cheltenham Ladies’ College, one of the country’s most prestigious independent schools, is re-assessing its homework policy, in an effort to tackle the growing problem of depression and other mental health issues amongst young people.










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Wellington College headmaster: Private schools obsessed with exam performance instead of offering broad curriculum

Private schools have become obsessed by exam performance and are no longer offering their pupils a rich and broad curriculum, Wellington College’s headmaster Sir Anthony Seldon will say in his final parting shot to the school on 23 May.










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Poor teenagers losing out on college and university courses because they cannot afford to have their exams remarked

Poor teenagers are losing out on college and university courses because they cannot afford to have their A-level and GCSE exams remarked, teachers revealed today.










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Birkbeck College academic investigated after allegations of ‘research misconduct’

A leading scientist and academic and his research team are being investigated after his university received anonymous allegations of “research misconduct”, The Independent can reveal.









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Winchester sixth-form college offers cut-price degree courses

A state sixth-form college is offering degree courses at less than half the cost of a traditional university education.









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